Working for Mors Smitt

Railway’s role in the world continues to grow fast due to economic developments, environmental awareness, increasing energy prices, growth of urban population and growing international trade and passenger traffic. The railway world is characterized by a tough and uncompromising working environment. This is the world in which Mors Smitt has invested best efforts serving the quality and safety demands of the railway market.

Mors Smitt is an activity of the Mors Smitt Group, a group of world wide operating companies with 4 manufacturing sites and 5 sales offices. Click here for our locations

Why work with us?

  • We always strive to attract and retain talented people so you will be surrounded by highly skilled and dedicated colleagues.
  • By joining our team you will be part of a stimulating international organisation.
  • Our organisation is based on respect and dignity and we foster teamwork and collaboration.
  • We stimulate innovative and creative ways of thinking and operating.
  • Mors Smitt is a growing organisation offering lots of possibilities

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Operations Manager

Job Title/Position   Operations Manager
Responsible To   Managing Director
House/Location   37 per week based at Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, UK
Company   Founded in 1996 and owned by Mors Smitt Netherlands BV, we are a leading global manufacturer of electrical components and solutions for the railway market. Mors Smitt Group is a business unit of Wabtec, a US stock exchange listed company.
A total of 45 employees are employed within Mors Smitt UK Ltd. The company’s culture is informal, open and direct with short communication lines.
Main Purpose   Leadership and management of all production activities to ensure products are manufactured safely to performance and quality standards, on schedule and to the right cost.
Main Duties/Function  
  • Ensuring that all company and legal standards for health, safety and competency are adhered to, for the building and all personnel.
  • Deliver Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement via full implementation of WEP (Wabtec Excellence Program).
  • Ensure robust planning and management to ensure all QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) targets are met.
  • Manage the internal and external customer interface with regards to schedules and deliveries.
  • Create an environment of engagement where all employees are aligned to the company goals and can maximise the value they add.
Experience & Skills Level   Essential
  • Relentless attitude to Health & Safety.
  • Process driven with MRP/ERP being a natural part of thinking.
  • Proven, proactive and positive hands on approach, leading and delivering Continuous Improvement and LEAN.
  • A communicator, motivator with a “can do, will do” attitude.
  • Capability to grow with the company.
  • Degree educated, or equivalent level.



  • Strong IT for data analysis.
  • Qualified NEBOSH/IOSH.
Additional Comments   The role would ideally suit an experienced manufacturing / production manager who has experience in a similar business type of high mix low volume critical safety componentry.
Issue Date   07/03/17

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